Rustic Mexican Vegetable Soup

This soul-restoring soup is proof that a few veggies are all you need to create something wonderful. Traditionally made with beef, this vegan version is just as hearty and satisfying. A side of mexican rice cooked in tomato broth is always served with this soup. The addition of salsa, fresh cilantro, raw diced onion and… Continue reading Rustic Mexican Vegetable Soup

Beer Battered Brussels Sprouts with Maple Dijon Sauce

I am not apologizing for frying a vegetable. These are good…too good, especially dipped in this delicious mustard sauce.  It’s best to make them in the presence of people who will help stop you from devouring the entire batch yourself.  Crispy thin coating outside, creamy inside… hey, it’s a green leafy vegetable so basically like… Continue reading Beer Battered Brussels Sprouts with Maple Dijon Sauce

Vegan Aguachile

Aguachile literally translates into chile water, which sounds less appetizing. This classic dish hails from Sinaloa, Mexico and is traditionally prepared with shrimp.  Since I don’t eat little critters, I turned to cauliflower to stand in their place. It did not disappoint. Aguachile is a variation of ceviche that is prepared with a puree of… Continue reading Vegan Aguachile

Braised Hibiscus Street Tacos

I know what you’re thinking…flowers? In a taco?!  Before you jump to the conclusion that this must be some crazy vegan trend, let me elaborate. Hibiscus Flowers or Flor de Jamaica have been part of mexican cuisine for a while not just as a drink ( agua de jamaica) but as part of a variety… Continue reading Braised Hibiscus Street Tacos

Mole Amarillo (yellow mole) with Roasted Veggies and Corn Masa Dumplings

Mole Amarillo or Yellow Mole is one of the 7 traditional mole sauces from Oaxaca, Mexico.  Surprise! Not all moles have chocolate in them.  Mole comes in a variety of shades ranging from black to green to bright red to….well, obviously this sauce is more orange than yellow, but I am sticking with the original… Continue reading Mole Amarillo (yellow mole) with Roasted Veggies and Corn Masa Dumplings

Ceviche Nachos

Ceviche…something I thought I would miss when I went vegan. Then this recipe was born, the final result was so good, I went around to my family shoving chips topped with this ceviche into their mouths, analyzing every facial expression…then again I tend to do this with almost everything I make. This has all of… Continue reading Ceviche Nachos